Rick Wakeman: The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour Brings Beloved Solo Show to Bearsville Theater
Rick Wakeman of YES brings his fan-favorite solo show, full of music and mirth to the Bearsville Theater.
Widely regarded by his peers and fans as one of rock’s great humorists, Rick’s work with YES is the stuff of legend. Having made his name creating prog rock extravaganzas, in his solo shows Wakeman returns to his roots with a programme packed with virtuosic piano performances and hilarious anecdotes inspired by his 50-plus-year career. Repertoire will range from his solo works and his stints in the band YES through to his early days as a session musician playing keyboards on such classics as David Bowie’s Life On Mars, plus surprises like his unique interpretations of Beatles’ hits and many more memorable tunes, adapted for the grand piano. And all of this glorious music is punctuated by riotous reflections on his life and the people he’s met along the way. As he himself often observes, life is rarely dull when Rick Wakeman is around!